Seeking a new challenge within Internal Audit?
A Top 20 practice in Central London are seeking an Internal Audit Senior to work in their Risk & Assurance team.
The Risk & Assurance team consists of professional and support staff delivering specialist services in the areas of corporate governance, risk management, internal control and internal audit.
The team works in close partnership with the firm's Not for Profit team with clients in a range of sectors, including charities, professional bodies, NGOs, schools and financial services firms.
Principal duties and responsibilities
The principal duties of the Internal Audit Senior will be to:
- work as part of a dedicated team to deliver required services
- perform client assignments and undertake internal audits and other work in accordance with requirements specified by a supervisor or manager
- take the initiative on providing information to managers about progress of work
- maintain working papers in accordance with team protocols
- clear manager review points promptly
- draft internal audit reports
- take ownership for delivery of assignments to time/budget
- relay significant client-related information back to partners and managers
- carry out research and assist with developing the business of the firm
- participate in team meetings
- undertake training as agreed with partners
Specialist/technical knowledge and experience
Holding or working towards qualifications such as those shown below (one or both) would be desirable:
- a recognised accountancy qualification from a CCAB or equivalent body
- IIA Certificate, IIA Diploma or alternative internal audit qualification
Demonstrable understanding of internal audit methods and techniques, and an awareness of topical issues will be expected. The team undertakes work in the following areas and any experience relevant to such areas would also be an advantage:
- internal audit, including the development of internal audit strategies; annual audit programmes and the development of internal audit scopes
- development of assurance frameworks
- controls consultancy in systems implementation and organisational restructuring
- risk management advisory work
- corporate governance advisory work
- fraud and other investigations
Personal skills and qualities
The successful applicant will be a highly-motivated individual and bring creativity to the work they undertake for Crowe. They will be personable when interacting with clients and will be a team player willing to make a positive contribution to a successful Internal Audit practice. Written, and oral communication skills are very important.
Analytical skills are essential and the successful applicant should be able to demonstrate attention to detail in his/her work. Other attributes to include good all round common sense, commercial awareness and sound judgement.
A high level of IT literacy will be a distinct advantage, as will be the ability to pick up new concepts and new technologies quickly.
Flexibility in working arrangements is desirable as the successful applicant may need to work away from London for periods of time, either within the UK or abroad.